Codec Buddy misleading.

King InuYasha ngompa13 at
Fri Nov 9 03:18:00 UTC 2007

Again, why is it that codeina cannot just search existing repositories for
codecs? I know there are some codecs that are not included in Fedora by
default, and such an ability is useful.

On Nov 8, 2007 9:11 PM, Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta at> wrote:

> On Nov 8, 2007 5:24 PM, Mark <markg85 at> wrote:
> > Now my idea to get this better is to make codec buddy location
> > specific. When you install fedora you select the country where you
> > live. If codec buddy uses that information than it can point me to the
> > right direction where i can get my codecs for free.
> We just got a legal ruling concerning what we can do to reference 3rd
> party repositories.
> Please read over the recent discussion in fedora-advisory-list with
> the Subject "Legal Update"
> starting on Nov 7
> The legal ruling allows us to reference such 3rd party repositories on
> fedora project webpages, in a controlled manner.  We can't include
> links to this stuff in any packages with distribute..even if we were
> Wile E. Coyote clever and employed geoip or other location tricks.
> Technical we co do it.. but if Red Hat Legal isn't cool with it... we
> can't do it..because at the end of the day its Red Hat that has to
> assume the legal liability here. We just have to grit our teeth and
> accept it.
> We, as in the fedora project, have some wiggle room now to reference
> 3rd party repositories in our webspace. What I would like to see is
> some effort by users of those 3rd party repositories to impact
> upstream codeina development so that its easy for third party repos to
> hook into codeina as an additional vendor for codecs via packages.
> So when users see the link to the crusty repo on our webpages, they go
> there and are instructed to install crustyrpms-release package for the
> crusty repository, it reconfigures codeina to include crusty
> repository as a codec vendor.
> -jef"super genius and ACME value club member"spaleta
> -jef
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